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Obama: "Jimmie Johnson is pretty much the Michael Jordan of NASCAR"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 01:07

President Barack Obama honors Jimmie Johnson and the Hendrick Motorsports team members for their 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama welcomed NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team members to the White House Wednesday to recognize their 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. "Now, everybody knows that I'm a Chicago guy. And usually when we do these sports events, I make some crack about how the football team is not as good as the '85 Bears; the basketball team is not as good as the Bulls. But today, I can't really say anything because Jimmie Johnson is pretty much the Michael Jordan of NASCAR," Obama said. Jimmie Johnson has won six NASCAR championships in eight years.

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Obama: "Jimmie Johnson is pretty much the Michael Jordan of NASCAR"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 01:07